Showing posts from October, 2011

It's Almost Halloween!

I found a few pieces of Halloween art I did a few years ago and I thought I would repost 1 or 2 of them again (since I haven't had time this month!)

Color Me Monday 10.24.11 - THE CHASE IS ON!

Murphy is chasing Katz through colorful fall leaves. Mya and Henry are watching behind the tree. Ms. Birdybug is hiding in the tree! I hope you have fun coloring The Chase is On!

Illustration Friday - Fuel

This was actually the illustration for the theme "Scattered" but I didn't finish in time.  Instead I made it work for this week by stretching it!  Fueled by a favorable wind, these mice are off to find a new adventure!

Everyone needs a little inspiration...

Today's visit...The Drawn Blog
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Always Carry a Sketch Book...the more the better!

I have a mini sketchbook in my purse, one in my car, another in my knitting bag, and still another in the bag I carry to work.  I even keep one by my bed (which is where the idea for Scattered was sketched).

 I keep all of my sketch books...tattered, old and dusty has a place, too.  I even keep the napkins I sketch on at a restaurant! Sometimes I peruse through a sketch book that was started over a decade, or more, ago and get inspired by a drawing I did but perhaps didn't like. It's also a great way to record how I have evolved as an illustrator, going from traditional to digital.  When I have days where I feel less than artistic, I pick up an old sketch book and prove to myself that I really can draw :)

The illustration above will hopefully be completed this week.  I'll post the progress!

This week I will also be posting a few sketches from a book I am working on.  I can't give any details but I can share a few snippets!

Getting back to Basic Blogging

I have been absent from my blog for far too long.  So, I decided to knock the dust off of the dashboard and start with the entry written, one entry illustrated.  Another talented illustrator, Wendy Martin, tweeted today that she was going to post a coloring page...thank you Wendy for spurring me into action!  Color Me Monday was the result (if today had been a Wednesday it would have been called Color Me Wednesday...very creative, I know...) Illustrated entry...done.

The written part will get better in time...a little practice...a little discipline (okay, a lot of discipline...) The goal is to share something that is meaningful and inspiring :)

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Color Me Monday...SING IT LOUD! 10.18.11

Sing it loud! This is my first post for Color Me Monday! Check back each Monday for a new coloring page or puzzle!